WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) – Xfinity rookie Christopher Bell has zoomed to the best of the series standings and previously has an eye on moving up if the option presents alone.
Not so speedy, states Cup points chief Kyle Busch, who claimed he would maintain Bell ideal exactly where he is for the time remaining if he were the proprietor of the crew. Bell drives the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.
“It is not that he is not all set or that he doesn’t really feel like he’s prepared,” Busch claimed Saturday prior to Cup qualifying at Watkins Glen. “I assume that’s incredibly fantastic of him to have people aspirations or to be that formidable, but you also received to be individual in this game.
“We have seen it too a lot of times from drivers that try to out-speed up the all-natural supplied route of what they’re intended to do, or what is form of projected for them, and they might not be below considerably lengthier,” Busch added. “Or they are at a group that then they you should not excel with and they have to transfer on from that staff and they excel in a different condition due to the fact they moved in as well rapid.”
Busch pointed to Joey Logano as an instance.
Logano became the youngest winner in Xfinity Collection background by successful his initial big NASCAR sequence race in 2008 in only his third start off. He also became the youngest driver to gain a Cup race, attained at 19 yrs and 35 times. But Logano, who replaced Tony Stewart at JGR and won rookie of the year honors in 2009, noticed his profession start out to craze downward in 2011 and two decades later he still left for Penske Racing. He has because morphed into the star everyone anticipated when he was dubbed “sliced bread,” as in the biggest matter due to the fact.
“You can find a lot more time for extra experiences to be attained in sharing a different calendar year or two in earlier divisions,” Busch claimed.
Bell, who entered Saturday on a 3-race profitable streak, skilled 11th for the Xfinity Zippo 200 in his first laps at Watkins Glen Intercontinental and concluded ninth.
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